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Mobridge Area Chamber’s Community Grants

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News)  After another successful Mobridge Ice Fishing Tournament, the Mobridge Area Chamber of Commerce’s Tourism Committee has again decided to give $5,000 in grants back to the community. “We give these grants in honor of the many volunteers that help with the tournament,” explained Committee Member Jesse Konold. Last year,...
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Pierre to Declare Snow Emergency at Midnight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) From The City of Pierre: The city will declare a Snow Emergency as of Midnight tonight.   ALL vehicles must be removed from Emergency Snow Routes by that time or face ticket and tow.   The NO PARKING on Emergency Snow Routes will remain in effect until the Emergency is lifted...
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Meeting Held Friday on Potential Lawsuit from 2011 Flood

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A lawyer from a Kansas City, Missouri-based firm spoke about an hour Friday before a group of about 80 local citizens during a meeting on a potential lawsuit linked in part to the 2011 flood. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released large amounts of water from upstream reservoirs during...
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Retirement Open House Set to Honor Chief Grandpre…Search Continues to Fill Open Police Chief Position

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An open house will be held this week to honor retiring Pierre Police Chief Bob Grandpre. The event is planned for Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Pierre City Hall. Grandpre announced his retirement in January. It is to be effective at the end of this month. Last week,...
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Pierre/Fort Pierre Crews Plowing Snows This Afternoon

UNDATED – (DRG News) The City of Pierre is in the process of plowing the highways and the Truck Bypass; along with clearing all the snow routes.   The determination whether or not to declare a snow emergency will be made within the next couple of hours. In Fort Pierre, plows are going to be...
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Obama to Act on Keystone in ‘A Couple of Months’

WASHINGTON (AP) – Governors are quoting President Barack Obama as saying he expects to decide on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline in the next couple of months. Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman, a Republican who supports the pipeline, said Obama was asked about Keystone Monday at a White House meeting with about 40 governors....
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Semi-Truck Damaged in Collision with Train Bridge Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A truck driven by an Eagan, Minnesota driver spent a few extra hours in Pierre over the weekend after it struck the train bridge on Saturday.   Hughes County Sheriff Mike Leidholt says the rig was northbound on Pierre Street about 6:20 p.m. Saturday and the driver didn’t note the...
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SD Bill to Ban Sale of E-Cigarettes to Minors

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has endorsed a plan to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that resemble traditional cigarettes. They heat a liquid solution, creating vapor that users inhale to get nicotine without the smoke of regular cigarettes. The Senate State Affairs Committee...
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Daugaard Attends National Governors Association Winter Meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard is expected to return to South Dakota this evening after attending the 2014 National Governors Association Winter Meeting.  Governors from across the nation convened in Washington, D.C. for the meeting which was held over the weekend.   NGA Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and NGA Vice Chair...
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SD Panel Rejects 2 Bills on Common Core Standards

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative committee has ruled on three bills relating to the contested Common Core standards, rejecting two by a narrow margin. The House Education Committee voted 8-7 to defeat a measure to supplant the standards. Supporters of the measure said the standards were developed outside of the state....
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